Reg II, Ins 2 lies along the south side of the Via dell'Abbondanza on the northern boundary of Regio II. The
insula contains mostly domestic properties, as can be seen from the
detailed list below.
The largest domestic property, which occupies
virtually the whole of the insula, is the House of Octavius Quartio. The house is in a reasonable state of repair and has extensive formal gardens. An impressive property and well worth a visit.
Plan of the Insula..
.A. House of Octavius Quartio
Full List of Properties
Name or Description
| Area (Sq.m)
| No of Rooms
Decoration and Comments
| Caupona of Astylus and Pardalus
|| Undecorated thermopolium. Back room. Counter. Niche on east wall. Stairs up. Linked to No.2. Side entrance at No.6.
| House of Octavius Quartio
|| Fairly standard atrium/garden layout. Atrium leads onto Peristyle. Triclinium. Fourth style decoration. Mosaic flooring. 'T' shaped water feature in large garden. Posticum at No.5. Marble statuary, now in Boscoreale and Naples museums.
|| Caupona of Athictus
|| Undecorated shop. Niches on east and west walls. Room to rear. Plaster remnants. Stairs up. Linked to No.2.
|| House of Augustalis
|| Raised entrance with the Augustan emblem (a crown of oak between two laurel branches) over portal. Non standard layout. Fauces leads directly to peristyle with central garden. No surviving decoration. Ruinous state.
Tour of the Insula
examine a featured building in more detail, select it from the above
list. Where there is more than one property of interest in the insula,
the buildings are arranged in order of reference number, which may not
necessarily be the route chosen when actually visiting the site.